| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Fixed mortgage rates edged lower this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.42%, down from 4.46% a week earlier.
The average offering rate for the 15-year fixed mortgage was 3.43%, down...
| Apr 29, 2014
Culinary tour: In the April 20 Travel section, an article on a culinary tour of the Big Island of Hawaii identified the ice cream brand sold at Discovery Antiques as Lappert's Hawaii. It is Tropical Dreams, and the flavors are mango, macadamia nut,...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: My husband and I purchased a condo in Atlanta in 2006 with an 80/20 loan, the 20 percent being a home equity loan.
The 80 percent primary loan is a Fannie Mae loan with a five-year initial period that is fixed-rate...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History....
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co.
And in the two decades since...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late.
At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:32 AM
A new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning borrowers of a catch that is pushing private student loans into default even if the loan is in good standing.
The federal consumer agency said that borrowers complain...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets.
Contrary to the prevailing view that only borrowers with pristine credit records can get a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The state has reached a settlement with two companies that issued loans at annual interest rates of up to 355 percent, Connecticut Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin announced Wednesday.
CashCall Inc. and Western Sky Financial LLC have agreed to pay a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:29 AM
[Updated 1:45 p.m. PST Feb. 26: This post has been updated to include a response from ITT Educational Services and to reflect the closing stock price.]
In its first action against a company in the for-profit college industry, the federal Consumer...